MESSAGE FOR DAY DIVISION STUDENTS – March 26, 2020
MESSAGE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION STUDENTS – March 26, 2020
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Student access to College buildings – May 25 to June 12
From Monday, May 25 through Friday, June 12, students will be invited to return borrowed equipment, keys, books to the college, pay fees where necessary and collect personal belongings in clubrooms and lockers.
- The Registrar’ Office has sent a communique (via MIO) to all students to advise them of their responsibility to request access the college buildings via the book.it app (bookit.johnabbott.qc.ca)
- Students will be able to select the date and time of their visit via book.it on a first-click-first-served basis. The number of students is limited to 30 per any half hour block
- Schedule for pickup
Option A: You do not need to pay fees or access clubrooms – You can only Access lockers and return equipment (not June 2 and June 4)
Option B: You need to pay fees on site or access clubrooms (You will ALSO be allowed to access locker and return equipment) – (only June 2 and June 4)
The College will be basing its plans for the fall semester on government health guidelines, which will evolve as the public health situation evolves. We are developing various scenarios to adapt to the situation as needed, with the health and learning of our students as our top priorities.
The College encourages all students to attempt to complete their winter 2020 semester when possible.
In some cases students may be unable to complete some or all of their winter 2020 courses due to family responsibility/childcare, personal or health reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic situation and/or for reasons related to online learning. In such cases students may request an authorized absence(s) so that there is no academic penalty for not completing the course(s). Click here for more information: https://www.johnabbott.qc.ca/authorized-absences-due-to-covid-19/
If you are at a college-sponsored stage placement, then instructions will be provided by your program and stage placement coordinators in collaboration with stage placement hosts and the College administration. Stage hosts’ expectations as well as government guidelines regarding essential and non-essential services, including for Nursing and Paramedic Care placements, are both taken into account.
All credits or reimbursement (depending on individual situations) will be issued between the end of the semester and June 30. This includes unused course fees, travel fees, and parking fees for the period during which the College was closed.
In the coming weeks, the College will be evaluating the method of administering the placement tests. Once a decision has been made, it will be communicated to all new students.
Universities and their individual programs will make their admission decisions based on their own policies and the available information, and marks will still be available to them. They will be providing website updates such as those below, as they also monitor the changing situation:
Academic Advising is offering virtual appointments to students. Students can schedule a virtual appointment using the Academic Advisor Appointment module on Omnivox. Once an appointment is scheduled, students will receive additional instructions via MIO.
Academic Advising is also available by MIO (MIO: Academic Advising) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The convocation ceremony usually held in June of each year is postponed for now. The College hopes to reschedule it to later this year, howerever, this will depend on how the current situation evolves over the next months.
John Abbott will be offering online classes during the summer semester. For more information please email email@example.com.
The requirement to pass the English exit exam to obtain the college diploma is waived only for graduates of the 2019-2020 school year (enrolled in fall 2019, in winter 2020 or summer 2020) who only need to pass the exit exam to obtain a DEC. The objective of this exceptional measure is not to delay the admission to university and the entry into the job market of graduates. For these students, as soon as their training is completed, the College will request the issuance of diplomas to the Ministry. The requirement to pass the English exit exam will be required in all other situations. Further information will be posted as it becomes available. Should you have questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For students’ missed days to date, teachers have already been asked to be flexible for students who had previously been advised to stay home by Info-Santé or a healthcare professional. The College will make the necessary accommodations for employees in the same situation.
Faculty have been asked to do their best to try and use virtual and on-line approaches to cover as much of the classwork as is possible. Please see the communications from the Academic Dean for further clarifications.
There are several posts on my JAC Portal to help students cope with stress or anxiety.
Furthermore, counselling online will be available soon.
Here is a list of external services:
Crisis Support (if you need urgent assistance):
Suicide Action Montreal hotline 514-723-4000
West Island Crisis Centre 514-684-6160
Suicide Prevention hotline (from anywhere in Quebec): 866-APPELLE
Sexual Assault Helpline: 514-933-9007
Text Crisis Support by KidsHelpPhone: text “CONNECT” TO 686868
Listening Services (if you need to talk)
Text Support from Tel-Jeunes: 514-600-1002
· You have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus, or
· You have flu-like symptoms (fever, or cough, or difficulty breathing), or
· You have been on a cruise, or · You have returned in the last 14 days from those countries considered to be high risk countries for the virus (follow link for the most current list), or
· You have returned since March 12 from any location outside Canada.
then the following apply to you:
· Call the government line 1-877-644-4545 for instructions on the necessary course of action.
· Students are to report the situation to the Registrar’s Office at 514-457-6610 ext:5359 or email at email@example.com
· Students living in residence are to also report the situation to Student Housing at 514-457-6610 ext:5234 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Employees are to report the situation to their immediate supervisor/Program Dean and also to Human Resources at email@example.com . College employees affected by the above criteria will continue to receive their pay and should report their absence as “Other” with the relevant details. For managers or employees who provide essential services and who have been asked to be on site, the College will review on a case-by-case basis any absences that do not meet the above criteria.
The College will follow the Québec government guidelines on the reporting of confirmed cases that come to our attention.
The College has suspended all travel outside the province or Eastern Ontario unless re-approved after March 12 by your supervisor or Program Dean.
All gatherings of people are not permitted.
It is important to practice health precautions to further reduce risk:
· Wash your hands often with soap under warm running water for at least 20 seconds;
· Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available;
· When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with your arm to reduce the spread of germs;
· If you use a tissue, dispose of it as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
· Greet with a smile and avoid handshakes.
- 2019 Corona virus
- Self-care Guide – COVID-19
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- Sante Montreal (Quebec Public Health Information)
- Government of Canada Travel Advice
- Centre for Disease Control
- World Health Organization
- MULTILINGUAL INFORMATION on Coronavirus Covid-19 in 17+ Languages
Information about coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Montréal area: [tel://+1-514-644-4545]514‑644‑4545
- Québec City region: [tel://+1-418-644-4545]418‑644‑4545
- Montérégie region: [tel://+1-450-644-4545]450‑644‑4545
- Outaouais region: [tel://+1-819-644-4545]819‑644‑4545
- Elsewhere in Québec: [tel://+1-877-644-4545]1‑877‑644‑4545 (toll free)
Click here to view the One Shop Stop – Covid-19: Breakdown of services available for students
If you have additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU ARE DOING TO KEEP YOURSELVES AND OTHERS SAFE.